GoldLink is back -- with a crucial assist from Miguel. The rapper just followed up his debut album At What Cost with the team-up “Got Friends.” It’s yet another duet with a commercial titan: GoldLink also featured on Christina Aguilera’s “Like I Do” recently.
The rapper also stopped by NPR to perform a Tiny Desk Concert, playing “Bedtime Story,” “Dark Skin Woman,” “Some Girl” and “Pray Everyday (Survivor’s Guilt)” with his whole crew in tow -- a six-piece band and two backup singers included.
Calling the unconventional setting “mad overwhelming low-key,” GoldLink still made hay out the proceedings, working in spitfire poetry, bossa-nova beats and a political conscience about gun violence and gentrification to the Tiny Desk. And the reaction from the assembled fice crowd says it all.
You can listen to GoldLink's “Got Friends” above and watch his Tiny Desk performance below.